Accommodation for Newcomers in Guinea

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Immigration Accommodation in Guinea Canada

As a new immigrant arriving in Guinea one of the first tasks is to find short term and long-term accommodation in Guinea for you and your family.

Your first accommodation on arriving in Guinea may be temporary. This is ok, and is the route that most new migration arrivals in Guinea take. Some individuals opt of a good hostel or Serviced Accommodation in Guinea, while some are lucky enough to be able to stay with family or friends in the area. Most new arrivals take a short-term rental while they look for something long term. As with any city, it’s always easier to find someplace new to live once you are already there and Guinea is no different.

Accommodation for newcomers in Guinea Canada guide

You’ve been through the stress and emotional roller coaster involved with securing a visa for Canada and you’ve chosen Guinea as your destination. It’s a charming place with plenty or heritage. Guinea is well known to be extremely welcoming to new migrants.

Here is some background on Guinea for new immigration arrivals.

Coordinates:

11°N 10°W / 11°N 10°W / 11; -10

Guinea (), officially the Republic of Guinea (French: République de Guinée), is a coastal country in West Africa. Guinea borders the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Guinea-Bissau to the northwest, Senegal to the north, Mali to the northeast, Cote d’Ivoire to the southeast, and Sierra Leone and Liberia to the south. Formerly known as French Guinea (French: Guinée française), the modern country is sometimes referred to as Guinea-Conakry after its capital Conakry, to distinguish it from other territories in the eponymous region such as Guinea-Bissau and Equatorial Guinea. Guinea has a population of 12.4 million and an area of 245,857 square kilometres (94,926 sq mi).

Guinea achieved independence from France in 1958. It has a long history of military coups d’état. In 2010, after decades of authoritarian rule, Guinea held its first democractic election. Although Guinea continued to hold multi-party elections, the country continued to face ethnic conflicts, widespread corruption, and abuses by military and police. Human rights in Guinea remain a controversial issue. In 2011, the United States government claimed that torture by security forces and abuse of women and children (including female genital mutilation) were ongoing human rights issues. In 2021, a military faction overthrew president Alpha Condé and suspended the constitution.

Guinea is a predominantly Islamic country, with Muslims representing 85 per cent of the population. Guinea’s people belong to twenty-four ethnic groups. The country is divided into four geographic regions: Maritime Guinea on the low-lying Atlantic coast, the Fouta Djallon or Middle Guinea highlands, the Upper Guinea savanna region in the northeast, and the Guinée forestière region of tropical forests. French, the official language of Guinea, is the main language of communication in schools, in government administration, and the media, but more than twenty-four indigenous languages are also spoken. The largest are by far Susu, Pular, and Maninka, which dominate respectively in Maritime Guinea, Fouta Djallon, and Upper Guinea, while Guinée forestière is ethnolinguistically diverse.

Guinea’s economy is largely dependent on agriculture and mineral production. It is the world’s second largest producer of bauxite, and has rich deposits of diamonds and gold. The country was at the core of the 2014 Ebola outbreak.

Finding Immigration Accommodation for Newcomers in Guinea Canada

Most searches begin with a search engine. Local papers in Guinea may well be online and of course, listing sites such as Craigslist and Rentfaster Guinea can be of great help.

What is the cost of short term accommodation in Guinea

The cost of short-term newcomer accommodation in Guinea varies greatly depending on requirements and neighborhoods. Lots of new arrivals to Guinea use Airbnb to give them an indication of short term rental process in Guinea and also the option to book with confidence and security.

Another website that offers the same accommodation as Airbnb.

Rental accommodation in Guinea for newcomers

One you decide to rent an apartment or house there are certain things specific to Canada to keep in mind. For example, make sure to agree who pays for utilities, and who is responsible for removing snow!

Property owners and landlords will usually require payslips or proof of income, bank statements and occasionally they may require references from previous landlords although lots of new immigrants to Guinea were homeowners in their previous country. Sometimes it does help to already have secured employment in the greater Guinea area.

 

 

All renters in Guinea have rights, so you need to familiarize yourself with those rights before you sign any agreement. Thankfully there are a number of Organizations set up in Guinea to help. These are called Newcomer services and a list of these can be found here: newcomer service

Newcomer subletting in Guinea Canada

Sometimes when a renter leaves for a few months they will sublet their accommodation. Quite often they leave some furnishings behind and for some newcomers to Guinea this can be an ideal option, especially if you’ve yet to buy furniture or if your shipment is delayed.

 

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